Lost World: The Jurassic Park 1997 PG-13 CC

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Director Steven Spielberg takes us back to the scene of Jurassic Park in The Lost World, the blockbuster sequel with even more dinosaurs, more action and more breathtaking visual effects than its record-breaking predecessor.

Starring:
Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore
Runtime:
2 hours, 10 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Director Steven Spielberg
Starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore
Supporting actors Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester, Peter Stormare, Harvey Jason, Richard Schiff, Thomas F. Duffy, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Thomas Rosales Jr., Camilla Belle, Cyd Strittmatter, Robin Sachs, Ross Partridge, Ian Abercrombie, David Sawyer
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

Very good special effects.
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While the first one was a decent adaptation of the book, this movie tried too much to do it's own thing.
Mark Baker - Carstairs Considers
This is one of the best movie I've ever seen!
J. Navarro

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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By "philibs" on June 21, 2000
Format: DVD
Just when you'd think that scientists had realized dinosaurs and humans don't mix, along comes The Lost World: Jurassic Park to prove you wrong. In this sequel, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist and onetime colleague Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information - while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, his engineers happened to have a second site, where other dinosaurs, resurrected through DNA cloning technology, were kept in hiding. It seems the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; and Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them. Malcolm had enough of the dinosaurs the first time out, but he decides to make the trip when he finds out that his girlfriend, paleontologist Sarah Harding (Julianne Moore), is already there. However, Ian and Sarah aren't the only visitors arriving on the island; a camera crew led by ecological activist Nick Van Owen (Vince Vaughn) is on the way, as is Roland Tembo (Pete Postlethwaite), a world-class wild game hunter who is supposed to round up the dinosaurs and who hopes to bag a prehistoric trophy for himself in the process. This sequel to Jurassic Park boasted even more impressive special effects than the first film, though the acting and screenplay aren't always at the same level.
This DTS version has less extras (Deleted Scenes, Illustrations and Conceptual drawings, Storyboards, Models, The World of Jurassic Park, Industrial Light and Magic), but the sound is sure going to compensate that. The French Surround is not available too. Thats why it is on you to decide whats more valuable.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By John A. Kuczma on December 9, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
The Lost World - Jurassic Park has gotten a lot of criticism since its release. Much of it is justified, but equally as much is based on a very unfair comparison to the blockbuster original. Only a handful of movies can justifiably claim the title of "classic", and none that I know of are sequels.
The biggest problem for The Lost World is that it is impossible to recreate the sense of awe and wonder that was inspired by Jurassic Park's groundbreaking effects work. Instead, too much emphasis was placed on the savagery of the carnivorous dinosaurs and the incredible stupidity of the humans invading their territory.
However, it must be pointed out that the T-Rex's, raptors and other sauripods in this film are equally as impressive as they were in Jurassic Park. There are some very good, shuddery action sequences. When the location shifts to San Diego, there is a good deal of very legitimate comedy. The total absurdity of an Animal Control truck's headlong response to a rampaging Tyrannosaur could only be countered by its equally headlong departure from the area.
No, The Lost World is not as good as Jurassic Park. Yes, it's a little too violent and yes, Jeff Goldblum's moralizing gets to be just about sickening. But for all of these minor distractions, this is a very entertaining movie that is well worth your investment of viewing time and maybe a few dollars. And after all, this time the critters win!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Ellington VINE VOICE on November 28, 2007
Format: DVD
So as far as sequels go, this is far from the train-wreck many reviewers make it out to be. Is it as amazing as the original `Jurassic Park'? No, but that doesn't make this a failure of a film. In fact, I happen to much enjoy `The Lost World' and feel that, while it could have been better I can't really find much I dislike about it. There is lots of intense sequences, some stylized deaths and there's that whole `T-Rex gone mad' scene at the end that makes this whole rendezvous worth it. Sure, the plot is a little tired and it's a little ridiculous when you think about it (albeit `Jurassic Park III' is even more ridiculous) but if you just want a good action flick with realistic special effects then `The Lost World: Jurassic Park' will not disappoint.

So we meet up with Ian Malcolm again this time played less annoyingly by Jeff Goldblum (I was not a fan of his character in the first film but here he seems to have gotten a hold of his performance and ironed it out). Ian is still shaken by his encounter with the cold-blooded beasts in the first film, and rightfully so. When he finds out that there is a second island hosting the dinosaurs he is far from interested until he hears that his girlfriend Sarah Harding is already on the island studying the dinosaurs (it's ridiculous to me that she would go there alone...that would NOT happen) and so he immediately gets together a rescue team to travel to the island. Little does he know that he has a stowaway aboard, his daughter Kelly.

The rescue team is thwarted by the efforts of another team sent for an entirely different purpose. This makes big trouble for the group, especially when they take matters into their own hands.

Remember that this is an action film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dominion_ruler on January 19, 2008
Format: DVD
And so is daddy, in this Jurassic Park sequal that includes not one, but two T-Rexes. For a sequal, I thought this held up well, though it still can't come close to the sharpness of the first Jurassic Park. Though it comes down to mostly the story that never flows with the ease of the first film, and a group of characters that don't seem to click as well either, this is very enjoyable and thrilling at times, and deserves more credit than it receives.

I was actually a bit surprised when I found out that Spielberg worked on this sequal. The overall quality didn't feel like his work, and in addition, the music by John Williams was good, but less than what I would expect from him. The action was definelty more abundant in this sequal, and still contained several scary moments involving the ever famous carnivores - TRex and Raptors, and both we see alot more of this time around. Although there were more action scenes, those of the first film felt like they were put together very well, while these had your every-day slap-on approach without as much thought behind them. The action in the first film felt like it progressed the plot along, while here, its more for just action purposes. The TRex in San Diego scene is interesting. Its fun in one sense, cause its almost a guilty pleasure of the "just what if?" scenario, but when you look back unfortunately it feels so unnecessary for the story.

Ian Malcom (Jeff Goldblum) returns from the first film in the lead role this time around, which is one of my favorite things about the film because I actualy enjoyed his character so much from the first film. Things have changed since last time we saw him, and his character has changed too, but still enjoyable.
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